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Feb 8, 2013 7:30pm PST
mostly for finning. there's a huge market in china as we know. what's interesting about california, california has led the way in the past on shark protection. in 1993, pete wilson signed a law that banned all hunting of sharks and great white sharks out to three miles in state waters. jerry brown as we may remember in 2011 signed a bill banning the possession or sale of shark fins which got a lot of the, you know, chinese restaurants in l.a. and the bay area upset because it's illegal to serve shark fin soup. but a lot of environmentalists were really nervous. there have been a couple recent studies that estimated the population at something like 300 to 400 adults. and, you know, if only half of those are female, they're saying that's a pretty low number. >> yeah. we're talking now about putting the shark on the state endangered species list. how is is that different from the federal endangered list? >> california is one of the only states that has its own separate endangered species list. it has similar rules to the federal one. the feds are looking at great white sharks right no
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